The Rev. Robert Franklin remembers the exact instant his life veered into spiritual territory.
After a series of renovations over the winter, Chabad Lubavitch will premiere its new denominational home this weekend.
The African-American choir from Atlanta will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater, and Jacobsen said he is excited for the Chautauqua audience to experience in an authentic way a different way of making music.
Last Saturday, the Athenaeum Hotel parlor flooded with morning light and filled with people as about 150 volunteers and campaign leaders gathered for the Chautauqua Fund’s Kick-Off Celebration.
“I like to say that we use an angle of vision on the weekly themes,” said Joan Brown Campbell, director of Chautauqua Institution’s Department of Religion. “We use them to the extent possible, but they are designed for the morning lectures with a secular point of view. We try to provide an ethical base, a look at lived religion that people will find useful. Our lectures are from a humanitarian, ethical and spiritual point of view and are not just an extension of the morning themes.”
The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell has served the Chautauqua community for 14 years as director of the Department of the Religion. In those years, she has fostered a diverse religious community. Campbell’s impressive career at Chautauqua will come to a close with her retirement at the end of the year, but she will be sent off with a bang.
In Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Clybourne Park, there is a strong feeling of discomfort.
When Joan Brown Campbell steps down from her position as director of the Department of Religion at the end of this year, she will leave in her wake quite a legacy.